You are lucky to have your Dad around Mark. It is wonderful that old grudges can be healed. Women do have a way of helping keep families together.
So true. When my wife and I have a slight disagreement (don't remember the last time we had a real fight), mom is quick to let dad know they need to stay out of it (of course he'd never take my side, even on the rare occasion I might be right).
So bless the women in my family, also smarter with money. Not that I would ever do something so stupid and inconsiderate as what my father did to my mother once, trading her car for a Harley without her knowing (true story). But we're old and wise enough now to know in which areas the females usually show more common sense.
They've never done us wrong (and parents have been married for over 60 years).